Annex A. Science And Technology Objectives (STOs)
Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP 1997)

III.D.15. Low Cost Precision Kill (LCPK) 2.75-Inch Guided Rocket. By the end of FY98, develop and demonstrate through HWIL simulation and captive field test using best available seeker/sensors, inertial instrumentation, controller characterizations, and launch platform integration technologies; a low cost, accurate (1-m CEP) guidance; and control package concept for the 2.75-inch rocket that provides a standoff range, surgical strike capability against specified non-tank point targets. This capability will provide for a high single shot probability of hit against long range targets, exceeding the current unguided 2.75-inch rocket baseline by 1 or 2 orders of magnitude, thereby reducing the cost/kill, minimizing collateral damage, and greatly increasing the number of stowed kills. Fratricide will be reduced to a minimum by use of guidance techniques allowing post-launch adjustment of the rocket’s point of impact. Low cost will be achieved by the combination of proven techniques with innovative sensor/control mechanizations and manufacturing processes to support a two-thirds reduction in manufacturing costs compared to current guided missiles.

Supports: EELS, D&SA, and CSS Battle Labs, Hydra-70 Improvement, Apache, Kiowa warrior, Avenger, Bradley, SOF, and RFPI.

Charles L. Lewis Mike Rithmire (None)
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